The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission is the entity administering the Compact’s rules, policies and procedures. The Commission ensures there is an ongoing information exchange between the various states participating in the Compact. This includes collecting data about physician applications for licensure and actual licensure via the Compact, collecting administrative fees from physicians and transferring their licensure fees to receiving states. The IMLCC Bylaws formally define the governance structure of the Compact Commission.
No other governmental agency or private entity has control over how the Compact is administered. The Compact is not a federal government program and is not housed in any federal agency. Nor is it a product of Congress or any executive branch agency or administration. It is an agreement among sovereign states, with the Commission serving as an independent coordinating organization that administers the Compact on the states’ behalf. The Commission is made up of representatives from each participating Compact state.
While the Commission oversees the work of coordinating multi-state licensing activity within the Compact, it does not actually issue individual medical licenses. Licenses are issued by the states that participate in the Compact – not by the Commission itself.
Each participating Compact state sends two representatives to the Commission. These commissioners must be either a physician member of a medical or osteopathic physician licensing board, a public member of such a board, or an executive director or administrator of such a board.
If a state has only one medical board, then both commissioners must come from that board. But if it has two boards -- a medical board and an osteopathic board -- then each board gets one seat.
The commissioners in May 2020 approved a Strategic Plan with the goal of furthering the Commission's work for the next 3 to 5 years.
The Commission is governed by the terms of the Compact, which provides the authority for the Commission to create bylaws, rules, and policies for self-governance. Commissioners must function within the terms and limitations of the Compact and the bylaws, rules, and policies which the Commission approves.
Governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations may support or promote the Compact because it advances their respective policy agendas. The Commission does not necessarily endorse those policy agendas and makes decisions independently of them.
The Commission operates as a public entity, with transparency and openness, soliciting public comment from agencies, organizations, and individuals as it goes about its work. The Commission may not necessarily take action based on comments received but will provide a forum for such comments in the public interest.
Any assistance provided to the Commission by a participating state or non-governmental organization has been authorized and approved by the Commission.
The Commission meets regularly, and its various meetings (including meetings of the Executive Committee) are open to the public and are announced via this website and the websites of participating states. Commission meetings include a telephone conference-call for individuals who cannot attend in person. Information about Commission committee meetings is also available here and on individual state member board websites. Public Notices, Agendas and Minutes are available for viewing.
A roster of Compact Commissioners and the Commission’s annual budgets are available here.
The Executive Director of the Commission is Marschall Smith. He can be contacted at email@example.com or by calling 303-997-9842.
The Commission’s mailing address is 5401 South Prince Street, Office 111, Littleton, CO 80120.